Call for 2014 Applications

Nes currently welcomes applications from artists working in various media, as well as from dancers, composers and writers. Applications are accepted for the coming Autumn and Winter. Please note that there are still some spaces available for the Spring and the Summer. Please do not hesitate to contact Nes if you have any questions regarding the application process. Information about how to apply can be found here:

http://neslist.is/application/application-form/

Nes listamiðstöð Skagaströnd auglýsir eftir umsóknum frá listamönnum á hinum ýmsu listasviðum; frá margmiðlunarlistamönnum en einnig frá dönsurum, tónskáldum, rithöfundum o.s.frv. Umsóknartímabilið er haustið og veturinn 2014-2015. Einnig eru örfá pláss laus í vor og sumar. Endilega hafið samband ef einhverjar spurningar vakna í tengslum við umsóknarferlið. Nánari upplýsingar er að finna hér:

http://neslist.is/application/application-form/

Nes nimmt derzeit Bewerbungen für Künstleraufenthalte im Herbst und im Winter entgegen. Wir begrüssen Bewerbungen von KünstlerInnen inklusive den Bereichen Tanz, Komposition und kreatives Schreiben. Derzeit stehen auch letzte Plätze für das Frühjahr und den Sommer zur Verfügung. Für Nachfragen stehen wir gerne jederzeit zur Verfügung. Informationen zum Bewerbungsvorgang finden Sie unter diesem Link.

http://neslist.is/application/application-form/

The Weight Of Mountains

This winter, a small group of adventurous filmmakers have wound up in our small village from all corners of the world for our thematic residency. They are here to investigate with “The Weight of Mountains”; an inaugural film development residency. Filmmakers will push themselves to discover and re-discover their own creative visions in a challenging winter environment and harsh filming conditions of winter, sometimes with as little as 2 hours daylight.
The program will include a series of 3 symposiums, group critical discussions, guest lectures, and a final film festival with a curated theme that explores the reciprocal pull of humanity and environment.

For more information about The Weight of Mountains see www.twom.is

 

SUMMER WE GO PUBLIC!

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SUMMER WE GO PUBLIC June – September 2013
For the program of what’s happening, dates and times: see here

A 4 month ongoing live and public art event. A fluid structure of presentations in Skagaströnd, Iceland made by pre-selected artists from around the globe. Artists are working in public, alternative spaces, live art, engaged and/or ephemeral practice and will come together to contribute to a dynamic community within the small fishing village of Skagaströnd. The works made by artists will be posted on our web blog, and events ready to be shown will be listed on our PROGRAM page. The Summer We Go Public program is a fluid and spontaneous form of presentation over the 4 months, with many artists roaming and some creating specific events with dates and times. Summer We Go Public is curated by Melody Woodnutt and hosted by Nes Artist Residency.

Nes Artists Shortlisted for Milan

After a great number of competitive and inspiring works from the past alumni of Nes, we have selected our finalists to represent Nes in Milan for BrerArt Week. The following artists will be entered into consideration to present with Italian curator Chiara Canali in an exhibition of selected works from institutions and residencies the world over.

Jacobus Capone
http://www.jacobuscapone.com/#!the-reparation-of-the-heart/c234g

Rebeca Mendez
http://rebecamendez.com/

Alison Gradischer
http://aligradischer.com/24334/1277650/projects/artemis

Jude Griebel
http://judegriebel.com/

We would like to thank all of our artists, past and current, and hope to present more opportunities for artists in Europe through Nes.

Besta Kveðja,
Melody and Kathryn.

 

BrerArt Week, Milan

Nes Listamiðstöð has been asked to select an artist from our stables to contribute work to the BrerArt Week Exhibitions in Milan, Italy this October 23 – 27.

If you have been an artist at Nes (or currently are in residence) you are invited to submit a proposal for submission into the exhibition. Submissions close July 8th, 2013.

Criteria for submissions:

- Any arts genre is accepted.
- Must reflect your time at Nes, either as work you made on-site, or new work made after Nes that has been influenced by your time at here. We are looking for “Icelandic” influenced work.
- Nes wants to support artists bridging their careers between international regions and Italy (or Europe).

There is no theme for the context the work will be shown in, but the exhibition will present works from artists selected by institutions and residencies worldwide.
The place of the exhibition will be an inner space, inside an historical building next to Brera district, Milan.
Size limit of the work is restricted to your own personal cost of shipping the artwork to Milan.

If you wish to be considered please submit via email to nes@neslist.is

- Your website link
- Up to 4 images of the work you wish to send to Milan
- Short text about the work (500 words max) and why you want to participate (200 words max).

OPEN ONLY TO PAST OR CURRENT NES ARTISTS.
Please do not submit an email to us if you have not yet been a resident artist at Nes.
Nes submissions will be assessed by Melody Woodnutt (director, Nes) and Kathryn Sawyer (exhibitions and public program manager, Nes 2013). Final curation will be by Chiara Canali in Milan.

 

For more information about BrerArt Week, Milan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyhU4QAGu4E&feature=youtu.be

Oddone Sangiorgi INTERVIEW B

BRERART 2013 PRESS RELEASE

 

Amy Tavern Workshop

Amy Picture 8

þú verður að koma:

Efni og áhöld

-útsaumshringur 15 – 20 cm í þvermál
-útsaumsnálar
-góð skæri
-hvítt bómullar- eða hörefni – að minnsta kosti 25×25 cm.
-útsaumsgarn (úr bómull) í hvaða lit sem er – í minnsta kosti tveimur litum

Hægt er að kaupa þetta í hannyrðarversluninni Erlu eða Ömmu Mús.

Erla – http://erla.is/
Snorrabraut 38, 105 Reykjavik
erla@erla.is
Telephone: 551-4290

NEXT!

Thanks to all our filmmaker applicants to The Weight of Mountains, we are now in overdrive to select our filmmakers who will be a part of the film development residency and film festival over next winter. Applications for filmmaker residencies have closed, but we will soon release information about how you can be involved in our Symposiums and final Weight of Mountains film festival. Updates will be made as they happen on www.twom.is

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we are in full swing with our Summer We Go Public program of engaged, public, live-art, site-specific and ephemeral artworks taking Skagaströnd by storm.
We are instagramming (#summerwegopublic), facebooking (facebook.com/nesres) and updating on our live blog website: http://summeratnes.wordpress.com/

Additionally, Skagaströnd kicks off our first official PECHA KUCHA event, our artists gather and talk in this unique, concise, and colourful format. Pecha Kucha was founded in Japan by a group of architects and designers that needed a new way to share, network, connect, and present their work – without talking too much!

The Weight of Mountains

photo2 (2) (640x640)“THE WEIGHT OF MOUNTAINS
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

A three month film development residency and film festival challenges filmmakers on the periphery at Nes Artist Residency, Northern Iceland.

www.twom.is

A new program called The Weight of Mountains is set to challenge filmmakers in some of the most remote and difficult locations around the globe. The inaugural program is set in Skagaströnd, northern Iceland at Nes Artist Residency.  Selected filmmakers will participate in a 3 month film development residency over December 2013, January and February 2014.  The program will include 3 professional symposiums and the opportunity for resident filmmakers to create a short film based around the curated theme of ‘Humanity and Environment’ while on location in Skagaströnd.  Each filmmaker will be offered a place in The Weight of Mountains Film Festival to present their film and hold a Directors talk to audiences at the end of February 2014.

 

The Weight of Mountains is now calling for applicants to be a part of the program. There are positions for filmmakers, symposium guest speakers, and films submitted for the film festival in February. There is a strong focus on creative development and process that encourages filmmakers to respond to ideas of humanity and the sculptural impact of our immediate and influential environments.

“We aim to push filmmakers into new and foreign territory and into difficult environmental conditions, this way we hope to support and  foster opportunity for robust or resilient people in new contemporary filmmaking, hopefully these filmmakers will walk away with new skills in extreme filmmaking that they can carry with them into their future practice” *

The Weight of Mountains will bring together filmmakers from Nordic, Baltic, and international regions. The program straddles a fine line between freedom and structure, encouraging filmmakers to work on any style or direction in their individual practice though they must do it independently, self-sufficiently, and with limited resources while responding to a central theme. The Weight of Mountains will support ideas and development with a structure of symposiums and residency facilitation, curator on-site support, and we predict locals may join in to help the cause.

Our key focus for Iceland is the character of landscape: the treachery, the drama, the control it has over us. This is no landscape painting, this is 360° immersive space that pushes us on our face from arctic winds and pulls us into ice caves and lava fields amidst snow blizzards and 100km/hr winds. You must respect mother nature here, as she sure as hell does not respect you.”*

The Weight of Mountains is co-founded by Australian filmmaker, Tim Marshall, and Iceland based curator and artist, Melody Woodnutt. It is administered and hosted by their residency partner, Nes Artist Residency. Funding is confirmed from Menningarráð Norðurlands vesta.

For more information see the website: www.twom.is  or email Melody Woodnutt: nes@neslist.is

Applications for the 3 month filmmaker development residency close Iceland time 23:59 May 31, 2013.

Applications should be made via www.twom.is
Above image credit coutesy of Alison Gradischer.

 

SUMMER WE GO PUBLIC – CALL FOR ARTISTS

If you are a Baltic or Nordic artist we could have a sponsored place for you in our Summer We Go Public program happening this summer.

Nes Artist Residency is a contributing member to The Baltic-Nordic Network of Remote Art & Residency Centres. The Network is awarding 1 artist a residency place at Nes for the month of September 2013. You will be provided accomodation and studio space at Nes Artist Residency and be involved in our Summer We Go Public program. Travel, art supplies, and living expenses are to be covered by the artist.

From June to September Nes will host artists interested in public, live art, ephemeral practice and engaged work in contemporary fields of artistic practice. This summer we are stepping up to present new live, performance, engaged and/or temporary public works that create a vibrant artistic community visible in the streets of our fishing village. For more information on the program see the summer blog: http://summeratnes.wordpress.com/

To apply: Submit an application to your country’s Member of the Baltic-Nordic Network of Remote Art & Residency Centres – you can find them listed here:http://remotenet.nidacolony.lt/

In your application include:
-artist CV
-Statement of Intent for your public, live art, or engaged art project to be done in September at Nes Artist Residency for Summer We Go Public.
- 4 images of your work or a link to your website.
- Write in the subject line of your emailed application: “Application to Nes in September via Baltic Nordic Network”.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAY 20, 2013.

For questions about the Nes residency or Summer We Go Public please email Melody: nes@neslist.is

Besta kveðja!
Melody

Open call for filmmakers

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“THE WEIGHT OF MOUNTAINS”

A three month film development residency and film festival challenges filmmakers on the periphery at Nes Artist Residency, Northern Iceland.
www.twom.is

A new program called The Weight of Mountains is set to challenge filmmakers in some of the most remote and difficult locations around the globe. The inaugural program is set in Skagaströnd, northern Iceland at Nes Artist Residency.  Selected filmmakers will participate in a 3 month film development residency over December 2013, January and February 2014.  The program will include 3 professional symposiums and the opportunity for resident filmmakers to create a short film based around the curated theme of ‘Humanity and Environment’ while on location in Skagaströnd.  Each filmmaker will be offered a place in The Weight of Mountains Film Festival to present their film and hold a Directors talk to audiences at the end of February 2014.

The Weight of Mountains is now calling for applicants to be a part of the program. There are positions for filmmakers, symposium guest speakers, and films submitted for the film festival in February. There is a strong focus on creative development and process that encourages filmmakers to respond to ideas of humanity and the sculptural impact of our immediate and influential environments.

“We aim to push filmmakers into new and foreign territory and into difficult environmental conditions, this way we hope to support and  foster opportunity for robust or resilient people in new contemporary filmmaking, hopefully these filmmakers will walk away with new skills in extreme filmmaking that they can carry with them into their future practice” *

The Weight of Mountains will bring together filmmakers from Nordic, Baltic, and international regions. The program straddles a fine line between freedom and structure, encouraging filmmakers to work on any style or direction in their individual practice though they must do it independently, self-sufficiently, and with limited resources while responding to a central theme. The Weight of Mountains will support ideas and development with a structure of symposiums and residency facilitation, curator on-site support, and we predict locals may join in to help the cause.

Our key focus for Iceland is the character of landscape: the treachery, the drama, the control it has over us. This is no landscape painting, this is 360° immersive space that pushes us on our face from arctic winds and pulls us into ice caves and lava fields amidst snow blizzards and 100km/hr winds. You must respect mother nature here, as she sure as hell does not respect you.”*

The Weight of Mountains is co-founded by Australian filmmaker, Tim Marshall, and Iceland based curator and artist, Melody Woodnutt. It is administered and hosted by their residency partner, Nes Artist Residency. Funding is confirmed from Menningarráð Norðurlands vesta.

For more information see the website: www.twom.is  or email Melody Woodnutt: nes@neslist.is

Applications for the 3 month filmmaker development residency close May 31, 2013.
Applications should be made via www.twom.is

Besta Kveðja,
Melody Woodnutt.